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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Rhino Skull Baked In Volcanic Ash, Turkey

Rhino Skull Baked In Volcanic Ash, Turkey

9.2-Million-Year-Old Rhino Skull Preserved by Instant '
Cooking to Death' in Volcanic Ash, ScienceDaily, Nov. 21, 2012
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210251.htm

The paper is

Pierre-Olivier, A., M. J. Orliac, G. Atici, I. Ulusoy, E. Sen,
H. E. Çubukçu, E. Albayrak, N. Oyal, E. Aydar, and S. Sen,
2012, A Rhinocerotid Skull Cooked-to-Death in a 9.2
Ma-Old Ignimbrite Flow of Turkey. PLoS ONE. 7 (11)
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0049997

PDF file at
http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObjectAttachment.action;jsessionid=174882D4140CFB40215966C4E5613D9B?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0049997&representation=PDF

There are a lot of rhino and and other vertebrate fossils
preserved in volcanic ash found in Miocene ash in Ashfall
Fossil Beds of Antelope County in northeastern Nebraska.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfall_Fossil_Beds and http://ashfall.unl.edu/index.html

Also, there is the Blue Lake Rhino Cave, which is the cast
of a fossil rhino found in a basaltic lava flow of the Columbia
River Basalts, Lower Grand Coulee, Washington. go see:

Climbers find basalt mold and bones of a 15-million-year-
old rhinoceros at Blue Lake, Grant County, in July 1935.
HistoryLink.org Essay,
http://www.historylink.org/_content/printer_friendly/pf_output.cfm?file_id=9409

Rhino revelation - http://fossilnews.com/1999/rhino.html

Chappell, W. M., M. J. W. Durham, and D. E. Savage, 1951.
Mold of a rhinoceros in basalt, Lower Grand Coulee,
Washington. Geological Society of America Bulletin.
vol. 62, pp. 907-918.
http://bulletin.geoscienceworld.org/content/62/8/907.abstract

Kaler, K. L., 1988. The Blue Lake rhinoceros. Washington
Geologic Newsletter. vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 3-8.

PDF file at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/ger_washington_geology_1988_v16_no4.pdf

Best wishes,

Paul H.